Top 10 Basic Dog Training Commands

Top 10 Basic Dog Training Commands

Dogs are lovable animals and make excellent companions. However, like any companion animal, dogs need training to behave well in society. They also need to know not to do what they’re not supposed to do. In this article you’ll learn the top ten basic dog training commands for you and your dog!


Come means exactly as what it says, you would want the dog to come to you. If you’re outside playing with your dog and he starts to wander off, the best way of getting him back is by calling “come”.


Look means “pay attention to me” or “stop doing what you’re doing right now and look in my direction”. Dogs are often multi-tasking and will be playing with toys, sniffing things, or walking on a leash when you call them over to a specific spot, to pet them, or to tell them what to do. The problem is that they don’t stop what they’re doing because you’ve said “come”, they will run over as soon as they hear the sound of their name (or whatever word you use). So, you must make them stop what they’re doing before calling them over to you.

With Me

With Me is used when there’s something fun nearby and you need your dog to come with you to see it. For example, if you want your dog to follow you into the play yard where there are other dogs, or you want him to follow you into the kitchen so he can try out a new treat, or outside for some walking practice. If there’s nothing in particular that he needs to follow you too, then the best command is “come”.


Drop means “release whatever it is that’s in your mouth”. Not to be confused with the phrase “drop it”, which means you should put your hand out and drop something that you’re holding. The difference is that “drop” in this case doesn’t mean to drop something, rather it means to release whatever it is that’s in your mouth. Dogs rarely hold their food in their mouths, they always let it drop from their mouth.

Drop It

Drop It is a very similar command to “Drop”. They both mean to release whatever’s in your mouth but “Drop It” means to put it on the ground. So, if your dog has something in his mouth, like a toy or food, and you want him to put it on the ground, you might say “Drop it”. But if you say “Drop”, he will probably be confused because whatever he’s holding is already on the ground.


Give is used when you want your dog to give an object back to you. For example, if you’re walking and your dog runs ahead of you and swallows something, or if you’re training him to give you a toy back after he’s already played with it. The best command for this situation is “give”.


Go is a command that means “start doing what you want” or “go somewhere else.” Sometimes dogs aren’t paying attention to what their owner wants them to do, so the owner will call their name. This sound is the same as “come”, so it’s confusing to a dog if his name is called and the owner wants him to run over. So, the best command for this situation is “Go”.


Sit means to “put your bottom on the ground”. The meaning of this word is obvious, and it’s very useful because many other words like “stay” or “down” aren’t really commands because they don’t tell the dog what to do. For example, dogs are often told to stay in one place, but when the owner leaves their sight, they then think they should go somewhere else and follow the owner. This happens because they don’t have a command that tells them how to behave while an owner is not around.


Wait means “not yet”. This command is used when the dog doesn’t understand what its owner wants it to do, and the owner is waiting for it. For example, if a dog owner calls their dog to sit but it keeps walking, then the owner will stop calling its name and use a different one.

Leave It

Leave It is a useful command when your dog is barking at you, and you want him to stop. This command is used when dogs are barking at you because they don’t understand what the owner wants them to do. They will keep saying the same thing over and over, until their attention is called away from the barking and into a different direction.


In conclusion, the best commands for dogs mostly depend on what you want to do with them. For example, if you want your dog to follow you into another room then “look” is the best command to use. If your dog has something in its mouth and doesn’t want to talk to you, then say “drop it”. The concept of this list is simple: If there’s something in your dog’s mouth or he’s doing something that you don’t like, then the best command to use is “drop it”. Everything else is just a variation of “drop it”, which usually doesn’t make any difference.

Learning how to use the best commands for dogs will help you keep your dog safe and ensure that he does what you want him to do. By using these commands correctly, your dog will learn fast, and you’ll be able to enjoy more pleasurable times together.

Remember that every command has its own purpose. “Come” is used for the dog to return to you, “drop it” is used when your dog is chewing on their paws or something that you don’t want him to have, and “go” tells the dog that it’s okay for him to go somewhere else.

Don’t make the mistake of using every command in every situation. Doing so will confuse your dog and make training more difficult.

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